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Old 09-04-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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Driving with LP on???????

Hi folks, just wondering how many folks drive down the road with the propane on? I do to keep the fridge cooler than the DC would.
(Now I know you aren't supposed too do it, I am wondering how many folks do it in the real world?)
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:37 AM   #2
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Hi folks, just wondering how many folks drive down the road with the propane on? I do to keep the fridge cooler than the DC would.
(Now I know you aren't supposed too do it, I am wondering how many folks do it in the real world?)
Thanks in advance.
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i do
and why would you be not supposed to?
been doing it that way since 96.
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We do as well for the fridge. Occasionally we've used the furnace as well on extremely cold trips.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:54 AM   #4
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I travel with it on every trip. My fridge on has AC and propane. The popup had a choice of DC but it never kept it cool. If I have to fuel in route, I shut it off before I pull into the gas station. I restart the fridge once I am back on the road. I do try to fuel (if needed) before I hookup. I much rather pull up to the pump with just the TV, less chance of a mistake!
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:45 AM   #5
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Who said you aren't supposed to do it???
New RV refers don't even have the DC option anymore.

Pay attention to signs about shutting it off before going
thru tunnels and gassing up.

Otherwise, many of us do run with it on.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:01 AM   #6
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Run with it on all the time. And you don't have to shut it off at gas stations. Every car that starts up is an ignition source, so what's the big deal about the fridge running?
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I travel with it on every trip. My fridge on has AC and propane. The popup had a choice of DC but it never kept it cool. If I have to fuel in route, I shut it off before I pull into the gas station. I restart the fridge once I am back on the road. I do try to fuel (if needed) before I hookup. I much rather pull up to the pump with just the TV, less chance of a mistake!
x2. We do it the same way.
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Old 09-04-2010, 08:17 AM   #8
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I do and I will today. I have never turned it off at gas stations, nor did my father in all the years he was camping. Heck, the other day an idiot was smoking a cigarette while filling up. I got the heck away as fast as I could and told the store management. They immediately cut his pump off.
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If we're using it, the gas is always on. I also don't take much stock in blowing up gas stations either, although that is the main reason you are not supposed to leave gas or appliances on. You'd have a million times better chance of blowing yourself up with static. Especially those that get in and out of their cars during fill up.

As for a DC fridge? haven't seen one of those in my lifetime.

If I had a dollar for everytime I have seen someone smoking at a gas station, well, I'd have a few bucks for that too!
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If we're using it, the gas is always on. I also don't take much stock in blowing up gas stations either, although that is the main reason you are not supposed to leave gas or appliances on. You'd have a million times better chance of blowing yourself up with static. Especially those that get in and out of their cars during fill up.

As for a DC fridge? haven't seen one of those in my lifetime.

If I had a dollar for everytime I have seen someone smoking at a gas station, well, I'd have a few bucks for that too!
Dometic makes a three-way fridge, and they come standard in every Casita camper. But once you turn off the tow vehicle, say at a bathroom or restaurant stop, you'll have to either turn off the fridge or unplug from the TV; otherwise you'll come back to a dead battery. As for propane, lots of campers stop at gas stations, probably most of them are burning propane and not turning it off, and I have never heard of a gas station blowing up because of it.
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